Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock

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Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 213--216

Interval appendectomy in adults: A necessary evil?


Benjamin Quartey 
 Department of Surgery, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD 20889, USA

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Benjamin Quartey
Department of Surgery, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD 20889
USA

The management of appendiceal mass remains a matter of major controversy in the current literature. Currently, initial nonoperative management followed by interval appendectomy is favored over immediate appendicectomy. However, the necessity of doing an interval appendectomy has been questioned - is it a necessary evil? The present review revisits the above controversy, evaluates the current literature, assesses the need for interval appendectomy in adults, and provides recommendations.


How to cite this article:
Quartey B. Interval appendectomy in adults: A necessary evil?.J Emerg Trauma Shock 2012;5:213-216


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Quartey B. Interval appendectomy in adults: A necessary evil?. J Emerg Trauma Shock [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Jul 15 ];5:213-216
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